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Ms. Effie Trinket

13 Apr

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The Hunger Games Big Debut!

26 Mar

Did you go see The Hunger Games on opening day Friday? I of course did! Along with everyone else in the world it seemed!

Third biggest opening of a movie ever!! $155 million dollars this weekend – that is just amazing. And the movie is keeping good company too – the other 2 movies that pulled in that much money opening weekend are Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 ($169.1 million) and The Dark Knight ($158 million). http://www.news10.net/entertainment/article/186329/37/Hunger-Games-devours-the-competition-at-box-office

So what did you think of it? *SPOILERS*

It was a bit different than I expected, but I still really enjoyed it! I tried not to read too many reviews before I went to see it so that nothing would be spoiled for me, although I did know they exaggerate the “love” connection between Katniss and Gale in the film, and give him a few more scenes than he had in the book. And really that’s fine. Keeps things interesting right? But the one thing I didn’t like was the lack of dialogue. In the book Katniss is a very quite, kind of stoic character, but that’s hard to pull off on the screen. She’s by herself so much at the beginning of the Games, but in the book we get her internal dialogue, and her thought process on everything. On screen it’s just scene after scene of Jennifer Lawrence running around with a weird look on her face. She could have at least been talking out loud to herself during those times. You don’t get a really good scene of Katniss as a person in the movie as you do in the books. She’s such a strong, independent, brace and smart character, so I was a bit disappointed with that. Not with Jennifer Lawrence at all, but I guess maybe a bit with the script? Josh Hutcherson and Lenny Kravitz stole the show for me though. Peeta and Cinna were my 2 fave characters in the book and I think they were portrayed perfectly on screen!

I’m going to go and watch it again this weekend. It really was that good!

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HIDE YO HOUSE

16 Mar

HIDE YO HOUSE

Found this picture on Pinterest and just had to share!! too funny

The Dinosaur that Pooped Christmas

15 Mar

Ya.. you read that write! 2 members from one of my very favourite bands – McFly – are writing a children’s book and that’s what it’s called!

 The 2 masterminds Dougie and Tom.

Here’s the link to read more about the book http://www.thebookseller.com/news/mcfly-write-rhcb.html. I’m really curious to see how it all turns out, based on that story idea, they must be really creative and clever!

I am even more excited to read their first biography – http://www.thebookseller.com/news/first-mcfly-book-transworld.html. Plus they are on tour right now and I know it’s being filmed for a DVD, and they are working on a new album! Pretty awesome time for McFly fans 🙂

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

27 Feb

Since the Oscar’s were last night, I thought I’d do another post about movies I’ve watched recently. Usually I try to watch all the movies nominated for Best Picture to see what the hype is all about, but this year I was just not interested in any of them! I watched War Horse and absolutely loved it,and I was really rooting for it last night, but like every single award went to The Artist. I was also disappointed that Gary Oldman didn’t win Best Actor, I didn’t love Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, but I think he deserves an Oscar for his entire career! Boooo, Academy.

Well I just tried to watch Hugo and turned it off after about 10 minutes. Sure the cinematography was stunning, but I don’t want to watch a creepy little boy (who I think is really a robot or something? from the snippets they showed during the Oscars last night that’s what I gathered) run around in a clock tower for 2 hours. It got boring fast. I’ve also had The Descendants and Tree of Life downloaded for weeks now, and I just have no desire to watch either of them. A friend is reading the Descendants right  now and she says it’s good, so I may check it out.

I also put on The Three Musketeers (with Orlando Bloom) this morning, but ignored most of it. It was also quite boring. I’ve been checking out TSN Trade Centre instead of really paying attention to the movie – never a good sign.

I did, however, really enjoy Immortals!! It was a bit long, but honestly that’s my complaint for most movies that come out now. Stick to the plot and character development, and leave out the 10 minute long scenic scenes. I get it, you can do wonders with CGI, but it gets soo boring. But I’m a big fan of Greek mythology, and this was an awesome movie. The special effects were really well done, and Henry Cavill was an awesome Theseus! (awesome to look at too… hot damn! why wasn’t he naked more often in The Tudors?) The girl from Slumdog Millionaire was really good, and Stephen Dorff was his usual brooding hotty self. The costumes were beautiful, the fight scenes were really intense (it was a lot more bloody and gruesome then I was expecting) so if you’re into that kind of story, I highly recommend it!